Todd Skitch, Flute
Canadian flutist Todd Skitch, newly appointed Second Flute of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, started his orchestral career with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in 1997 after completing degrees at both the University of Toronto and McGill University in Montreal where his principal teachers were Timothy Hutchins and Nora Shulman.
Todd's distinguished career as a teacher and symphony musician includes many credits such as the IRIS Orchestra (an original member since 2000) with Michael Stern, Bellingham Festival of Music, Memphis Chamber Music Society, Tanglewood, Kent/Blossom (Maurice Sharp Award for outstanding flute applicant), Spoleto and the National Repertory Orchestra. In Memphis, between concerts, he specialized in preparing young flutists for the Youth Symphony, All State competitions and college auditions. Mr. Skitch has been heard on CBC Radio-Canada, WKNO Memphis and as a soloist with both the Memphis Symphony and IRIS Orchestra. In 2003, Todd joined the Canadian group Ensemble Noir on the historic three nation African tour to Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.
While thrilled to make a new home in Atlanta joining the ASO and fellow flutist Christina Smith, one of his role models for twenty years, Todd is saddened to say goodbye to Memphis and his flute students at Rhodes College and all the many children in the Memphis Youth Symphony Program, where he served as Chair of the Board of Directors and Orchestra Manager. This coming season Mr. Skitch joins the Atlanta Chamber Players in concert as well as Kennesaw State University as Artist-in-Residence.
In addition to music, children and education, Todd's interests include yoga/fitness, vegetarianism of the pesco-lacto-ovo variety, Equality, art/literature and design. He's a total Taurus.